It’s all about the food stamps.
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A $1 trillion proposal governing the nation’s farm policy will pass the House with broad support from Democrats, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) predicted Tuesday.
The minority whip acknowledged that “significant numbers” of liberal Democrats are lining up against the measure over an $8 billion cut in food stamp funding. But another large group of Democrats — including himself — will back the bill when it hits the floor, he added, leading Democratic leaders to forgo any formal plan to whip the vote.
“It’s a much, much better bill than passed the House, and I think it’ll pass,” Hoyer told reporters in the Capitol. “We don’t think that it needs to be whipped; we think there will be a significant number of Democrats [voting yes].”